nowhere to be found


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nowhere to be found

Unable to be discovered; completely gone or vanished. I swear I was just holding them in my hand, but now my keys are nowhere to be found! The box says it comes with batteries, but they're nowhere to be found.
See also: found, nowhere

nowhere to be ˈfound/ˈseen

(also nowhere in ˈsight) impossible to find: They searched the house but the necklace was nowhere to be found.By the time I arrived at the station, the others were nowhere in sight.
See also: found, nowhere, seen
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If she's still nowhere to be found, sometimes holiday romances are best left in Spain.
But paradise is nowhere to be found in the staggering folds of Dallesandro's body, which at the tender age of 20 was obviously still feeling the aftershocks of puberty.
Important figures like Ed Ruscha, Mel Bochner, and Dan Graham were nowhere to be found.
Under pressure from Bush, the Democratic presidential candidate - who voted in favor of war authorization - acknowledged he would not have voted differently even if he had known Saddam Hussein's supposedly massive WMD stockpile was nowhere to be found.
This indifference is nowhere to be found at "Chance," where he commands the type of reverence generally accorded to demigods.
MIAMI - Only a week ago, the Lakers were squirming through a losing binge and Shaquille O'Neal was nowhere to be found.
They don't want to do that because they know the kind of trash that can mug, rape and kill innocent (unarmed) civilians while the police are nowhere to be found.
But the fact that you are nowhere to be found is at the center of each narrative.